Rochester Brides & Grooms May - November 2017 Issue #51 - Page 84

R eceptions om lia.c ch s n joh Continued from Page 80 Schedule An Appointment • Review several wedding packages and choose those you are interested in. • Make an appointment to meet with the banquet or catering manager: 1. Look at the facilities, get all of your questions answered and discuss the wedding packages in detail. 2. Find out what is included and what is not included in the packages (for example, hor'dourves, meals, desserts, beverages, bar, sales tax, service charges, gratuity, and other fees that you should be aware of). 3. Ask who will act as the master of ceremony at your reception. This person would work through the reception details, be present for the major events of your reception and ensure that everything happens at the proper time (for example, announce the bridal party, dinner is served, toast and blessing, cake cutting, garter toss, first dance, etc...). • Before your wedding, give the banquet or catering manager a list of special events you would like to occur throughout the evening so there will be no surprises. Also, provide them a list of names of the bridal party prior to the wedding. Layout • Ask the banquet or catering manager to offer suggestions for the layout of the room. They most c o . i n likely will inform you of what has worked best in the e r n d past with similar set- ups for that location. a i r p h o t o b y : l o Remember your wedding day is one of the most memorable events of your lifetime. The hard part is over! It is the time for celebration and good times. Forget about the details and make it a day and/or night to remember! 82 Step 6: HAVE A BALL! Rochester Brides & Grooms